Theodore Edgar Cardinal McCarrick Theodore Edgar Cardinal McCarrick
Function:
Archbishop of Washington, D.C., USA
Title:
Cardinal Priest of Santi Nereo e Achilleo
Birthdate:
Jul 07, 1930
Country:
USA
Elevated:
Feb 21, 2001
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English Same-Sex Civil Unions Acceptable
Jun 14, 2006
Cardinal Disapproves Of Same-Sex Marriages.

(The Associated Press, June 8, 2006) WASHINGTON -- Cardinal Theodore McCarrick says he could support same-sex civil unions, but not same-sex marriage.

McCarrick said believes marriage is the union of a man and a woman, and that altering that definition would denigrate society.

The Washington archbishop appeared on CNN Wednesday night to respond to the Senate's rejection of a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage.

He did say however that it's acceptable for the government to allow civil unions of gay and lesbian couples.

McCarrick said although it's not his ideal, the government needs to protect the rights of same-sex couples to care for each other or visit each other in a hospital. He said allowing civil unions would protect those rights.
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